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3/14/2016 – 3:23 pm

The City of Findlay works to ensure that the water crisis that happened in Toledo doesn’t happen in Findlay. Speaking at the Findlay Rotary Club Monday, Water Plant Superintendent Jeff Newcomer said that the City of Findlay is constantly monitoring and testing the water so if issues do arise, they are addressed quickly before they can become serious issues.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

The algae bloom affecting much of Northwest Ohio contributed to the Toledo water crisis. In addition to that, Newcomer says that Findlay has the capacity for a significant amount of users on the water system which has allowed the water plant to continue operating with new businesses and residents moving into the community.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

Newcomer says that the City of Findlay has been able to save water by careful monitoring of the water and sewer systems to address issues quickly. Improvements in home and business water systems and conservation efforts have also helped to conserve water usage in the City of Findlay.

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3/14/2016 – 1:40 pm

The body of a missing Hardin County woman was found over this past weekend. WKTN Radio reports that the body of 57-year-old Toni Schorr was found on her property in southwest Hardin County this past Saturday. The body was found in an area that had been previously searched. Schorr had been missing since February 24th.

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart stated that that the investigation is ongoing but preliminary results indicate that Schorr died from self-inflicted wounds. No further information is available at this time as the investigation continues.

More: WKTN Radio

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3/14/2016 – 10:46 am

The University of Findlay will be celebrating children this week as a part of the Absolutely Incredible Kid Day event. This is a national campaign that is designed to promote education, build confidence and provide hands-on leadership experience.

The event will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Alumni Memorial Union’s Fireside Lounge on the campus of the University of Findlay on Wednesday where you’ll find stationary, stickers, markers, envelopes, sample letters and more to begin your own letter of love and encouragement. The University will also provide a list of children’s names who would love to receive a letter from you.

The event is hosted by the Campus Program Board. For more information, you can call 419-434-4606.

More: UF Newsroom

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3/14/2016 – 10:36 am

ODOT will be performing some work in our area which may affect your commute Tuesday. The northbound lane of I-75 just south of US 30 and going north of Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through a work zone on Tuesday for bridge deck repair in two locations. The work is expected to take place between 8am and 2:30pm.

To avoid traffic delays, avoid the area if at all possible.

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3/14/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Students on the campus of Bowling Green State University are being urged to be on alert after a robbery near the campus. Media partner WTOL-11 reports the Falcon Foodmart on East Wooster Street was held up by two men with knives overnight. The men ran towards campus after robbing the store.

The men are believed to be dangerous.

MORE: WTOL-11

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3/14/16 – 7:15 A.M.

A Leipsic man is facing several charges after a police chase late last week. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Juan Felipe Pardo was taken into custody after running from a sheriff’s deputy near Continental Friday afternoon.

Deputy Brent Meyers tried to pull over Pardo for a speed violation on State Route 613 east of Continental. At one point Pardo lost control, hit the guide wire to a utility pole, and nearly hit oncoming traffic. He continued into Continental and abandoned his car at 401 South Sixth Street. Two deputies were able to track Pardo down and arrest him without further incident.

Pardo faces charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and tampering with evidence among several other charges.

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3/14/16 – 6:53 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire over the weekend. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 409 East Lincoln Street a little after 1 p.m. Sunday.

The flames started in the home’s basement and did around $5,500 of total damage. The building has two apartments, and smoke got into the living area of the lower apartment. No one was hurt, but the Red Cross had to help the residents find a place to stay while the power was cut to the building.

The fire remains under investigation.

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3/14/16 – 6:39 A.M.

The suspect who led Findlay police officers on a foot chase over the weekend remains at-large today. The incident started Saturday afternoon when a man was pulled over for speeding at Stanford Parkway and Township Road 89. The trooper made face-to-face contact with the suspect before he drove away. The man ran away after ditching his van in an alley off of Fox Street, just north of Howard Street.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-to-upper 30s, around 5’2″ and weighing around 140 pounds. He was seen wearing blue jeans, a white shirt with a blue design and a red hoodie.

It was unknown if the suspect had a weapon.

 

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3/14/16 – 5:23 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing a steady rise. OhioGasPrices.com reports most Findlay gas stations are selling a gallon of regular for $1.95 today. That’s up five cents from last Monday, but down four cents from last week’s high. Prices were around $1.53 a gallon a month ago.

Ottawa drivers are paying nine cents more for a gallon of gas this morning. The average price in the village is $1.94 today.

Across the state the average price is $1.92 a gallon, up seven cents from last Monday.

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3/14/16 – 5:13 A.M.

It was a wet weekend, but it doesn’t look like the Blanchard River will spill out of its banks as a result. Forecasts from the National Weather Service show the Blanchard staying below action stage in Findlay. In Ottawa the river is expected to enter action stage tomorrow morning, but stay below minor flood stage.

The long-term forecast from the National Weather Service also shows the river running high for a little while, but staying below flood stage.

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